P2 Webinars

EPA Biomimicry Workshop 2012

The goal of the workshop is to learn how to apply the biomimicry methodology to discover strategies used by Nature to solve our environmental challenges. In addition, you will gain experience in working on a team that is composed of multiple disciplines.

Final Projects and Reports

Documents and Links for use by participants:

Class 1: Overview

Class 2: Function

Class 3: Biology Methodology

Class 4: Abstracting Design Priniciples from the Strategies Found in Nature

Class 5: Understanding Life's Principles: Biomimicry Communication

Class 6: Life's Principles (continued)

Workshop (In-person Conference)

Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 will host a Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools webinar series every Wednesday for six weeks starting on January 18, 2012 at 3:30 MST. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel.

The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series and there is no cost to attend.

View a Fact Sheet with descriptions of each course

  • Integrated Pest Management & Green Cleaning in Tribal Schools
  • February 1, 2012
  • Speakers: Mike Daniels, Native Integrated Pest Management Consultant, North Central Integrated Pesticide Management; Marie Zanowick, EPA
  • Integrated Pest Management (ppt)
  • Green Cleaning (ppt)

  • Recycling, Composting & Gardening in Tribal Schools
  • February 8, 2012
  • Speakers: Virginia Till, EPA; Diane Jourdan, Oneida and Stockbridge Tribe
  • Recycling (ppt)
  • Composting (ppt)
  • Gardening (ppt)

  • Indoor Air in Tribal Schools
  • February 15, 2012
  • Speakers: Mansel Nelson; Graylynn Jaysue Hudson, Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
  • Indoor Air Quality (ppt)

Tribal Green and Healthy Schools 2011

Indoor Air Quality in Schools - May 3, 2011
Indoor Air Quality (ppt)
Asthma, Indoor Air Quality and Tribal Schools in Montana (ppt)
Carlene's Story video (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Improving your School's Air: Integrated Pest Management and Green Cleaning - May 10, 2011
Presentation with audio (wmv file)*
Integrated Pest Management (ppt)
Green Cleaning (ppt)
Green Cleaning (ppt) (workshop version)

Resources for information about triclosan:

Toxic Chemicals in Your School: Chem Cleanout, PCBs, Lead, Asbestos - May 17, 2011
School Chemical Cleanout (ppt)
Peaks to Prairies Chemical Cleanout Toolkit
PCBs in Schools (ppt)
Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (ppt)
Asbestos Awareness Training (ppt) (choose "Enable Content" to be able to view the video)

Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction - May 24, 2011
Reducing Your Footprint - Waste Reduction (ppt)
Reducing Your Footprint - Waste Reduction (ppt) (workshop version)
Other resources:

Environmental Justice Grant Application and Management - May 31, 2011
Grant Application Preparation (ppt)

Mold and Tribal Schools - Oct 6, 2011
Preventing and Addressing Mold (pdf)

Webinar Archive:

Biomimicry in Action: Using Nature-Based Principals to Promote Sustainable Solutions - November 30, 2010
Presentation (ppt)
Biomimicry Workshop at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Healthy and Safe Schools Webinar Series Files

January/February, 2010

Waste Reduction/Recycling - February 17, 2010
Waste Reduction and Recycling in Schools presentation (PPT) - there is lots of useful information in the Notes section of this presentation
Wyoming Recycling Directory (PDF)

Integrated Pest Management - February 10, 2010
Integrated Pest Management presentation (PDF)

First Aid - February 3, 2010
First Aid Presentation (PDF)

Bullying and Restorative Practices - January 27, 2010
School Safety and Bullying (PDF)
Restorative Practices
The Transformation of West Philadelphia High School: A Story of Hope (online video)
Reported Findings from Schools Implementing Restorative Practices (PDF)

Green Cleaning and School Renovation - January 20, 2010
Presentation with Audio (wmv file)*
Green Cleaning presentation (PDF)
Greening Your School presentation (PDF)
PCBs in Caulk presentation (PDF)
Lead-Based Paint presentation (PDF)

School Chemical Cleanout - January 13, 2010
Presentation with Audio (wmv file)* - the beginning of this file contains a couple minutes of black screen with audio only
School Chemical Cleanout presentation (PDF)

P2 Calculators Webinar - May 19, 2009
Greenhouse Gas Conversion Tool (Excel)
P2 Costs Calculator (Excel)

MT Green Schools ABCs – Maintenance Webinar - April 22, 2009
Building Renovation Envelope and Materials (PDF) (Low-Bandwitdth Version)
Asbestos in Schools (PDF) (Low-Bandwitdth Version)

MT Green Schools ABCs – Chemical Cleanout Webinar - March 25, 2009
Introduction/Green Science (PDF) (Low-Bandwitdth Version)
Chemical Cleanout (PDF) (Low-Bandwitdth Version)
Montana Success Story (PDF)

MT Green Schools ABCs – Green Cleaning Webinar - March 11, 2009
Green Cleaning (PDF)
Assessment Tools (PDF) (Low-Bandwitdth Version)

* The wmv files will work using Windows Media Player v9 and higher. You may need to download the codec: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com to play the presentations. Mac users may also need to download a converter tool to play the files. This website: http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/175/ offers several options for playing wmv files.

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